Established in 2012, the National Museum of Roller Derby (NMRD) is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. In 2016, to celebrate our new permanent home in Glasgow Women’s Library’s new Bridgeton HQ, we bring you an ‘Object of the Month’ from our ever expanding collections.
We want your old team shirts, flyers, zines and other paraphernalia to illustrate the remarkable development of the sport in the UK. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for future announcements on how to donate items to the Museum.
Founded, edited and produced by Jessica Rammit, roller derby athlete and graphic designer, the first issue of Inside Line magazine was published in September 2011. The roller derby quarterly publication was the first of its kind in UK and had a good four-year run (its 16th issue was its last on June 2015). Roller Derby is truly a grassroots sport and most players and athletes take on additional projects. The players really put their blood, sweat, and tears into roller derby – and not just on the track. The publication showcases the very creative and artistic illustrations, photography, graphic designs, and articles from members of the roller derby community.